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    History question

    I know there are some history buffs out there.

    Where did rich people keep their money before big banks existed? In the movie Django Unchained (I know) he gives him 12k which is about 350k today. Did people just walk around with all their money or what?


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    Re: History question

    I believe the answer is almost visible in your avatar.



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    Re: History question

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    I know there are some history buffs out there.

    Where did rich people keep their money before big banks existed? In the movie Django Unchained (I know) he gives him 12k which is about 350k today. Did people just walk around with all their money or what?
    banks have been around a long, long time, certainly long before the time period that movie was set in. The Knights Templar had a pretty modern banking system back in the time of the Crusades


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    Re: History question

    Banana Stand.


    There's always money in the banana stand.



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    Re: History question

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    banks have been around a long, long time, certainly long before the time period that movie was set in. The Knights Templar had a pretty modern banking system back in the time of the Crusades
    This, banking in some form or another has been around for a long, long time. Even what we would consider more modern banking has been around for 500+ years.



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    Re: History question

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    I know there are some history buffs out there.

    Where did rich people keep their money before big banks existed? In the movie Django Unchained (I know) he gives him 12k which is about 350k today. Did people just walk around with all their money or what?
    Not quite Django times and idk if they were rich, but we had family who had buried their money back early on in the 20th century. They were farmers and business owners, I can't recall which exact family they were but they used to have a farm house where Saylorville Lake is now. A few members tried to go back and find the money before they started making the lake but they never found it. I'm guessing that a few people may have done this around the Great Depression time with the bank failures.



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    Re: History question

    Looks like the question's been answered, but the joke answer is:




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    Re: History question

    I believe seashells were used as currency. Then again most of my history lessons came from cartoons.



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    Re: History question

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    This, banking in some form or another has been around for a long, long time. Even what we would consider more modern banking has been around for 500+ years.

    So how much did NBA coaches make back then?



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    Re: History question

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    So how much did NBA coaches make back then?
    $.75 per year.



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    Re: History question

    Quote Originally Posted by Rabbuk View Post
    I believe seashells were used as currency. Then again most of my history lessons came from cartoons.
    In The distance future city of San Angeles, once we hit the year 2031, we use seashells for other things, 3 of them to be exact.



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    Re: History question

    As a side note, rich people didn't keep most of their money just sitting around somewhere. Most of their money was tied up in investments that would earn them more money.



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    Re: History question

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    I know there are some history buffs out there.

    Where did rich people keep their money before big banks existed? In the movie Django Unchained (I know) he gives him 12k which is about 350k today. Did people just walk around with all their money or what?
    in a clan castle, duh....


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    Re: History question

    Quote Originally Posted by Farnsworth View Post
    In The distance future city of San Angeles, once we hit the year 2031, we use seashells for other things, 3 of them to be exact.

    If I ever get rich enough, I want to do this in my guest bathroom just to see how confused people get.



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    The **** are these seashells.



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